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WORD ORDER PATTERNS IN THE CORPUS
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17th century adjuncts affirmative declarative appears arrangement AUX inversion average Bækken cf section chapter clauses combined compared comparison complex verb phrases conjuncts considerably contain difference discussed distinction dominate early English examples exemplified exhibit fact Figure following p values forms frequent function further given gives the following higher I-II I-III illustrated important increase initial adverbials initial elements initial non-negative adverbial instances interesting intransitive verbs inversion rate late Letters linking verbs longitudinal development majority means nominal noun occur order in structures pattern period I-III period II position prepositional phrases present pronominal subjects pronouns proportion realisation respect shown shows the following significant significant decrease significantly more frequent simple verb phrases situation structures with initial structures with transitive survey Table texts three periods three types transitive types of verb typically VP inversion word orders XSV and XVS XVS order XVS structures